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College roundup: Mansfield baseball falls to Kutztown

Senior Tyler Melko, a Cowanesque Valley grad, hit his fifth home run in the last four games to tie the nightcap at three, but Kutztown scored the game winner in the top of the sixth inning to complete the 7-2, 4-3 sweep in PSAC East action in college baseball.

Through just 16 games, Melko has the most home runs by a Mountaineer since Peter Pena had seven in 2017. Melko is one homer shy of the PSAC lead of seven by Seton Hill’s Derek Orndorff.

In game two, the Mounties (4-12, 3-9 PSAC East) cut the Kutztown (13-9, 7-9 PSAC East) lead to 3-2 after freshman Zach Shertzer doubled in freshman Dylan Mercedes and junior Ben Osborne.

Senior Joelle Snyder recorded her 100th career hit to highlight the Mansfield University softball, but the Mounties ran into a red-hot No. 24 Kuztown and fell 8-4, 11-3 in a PSAC East doubleheader.

Snyder doubled to center in the third inning of game one, notching her 10th hit of the season and 100th of her career in less than three full seasons. Snyder is a career .388 (99 for 255) hitter who notched 77 hits during her first two seasons before adding 13 during the shortened 2020 season.

The Mounties (2-10, 2-10 PSAC East) got on the board during their first at bat when junior Hannah Swartz singled to left field to score junior Lacey O’Donnell.

Lock Haven’s offensive unit surged late in the first half and the Bald Eagles added eight second-half goals as the women’s lacrosse team recorded an important PSAC West win, 19-12, over visiting Slippery Rock.

The game marked just the second home game of the season for Lock Haven, who improved to 2-0 on the home turf at Charlotte Smith Field.

Braxtin Reddinger led the Bald Eagles wtiih a seven-goal performance and Caitlin Morrow scored four.

The Lock Haven University field hockey team was edged out, 2-1, in overtime by visiting Massachusetts in another thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference matchup.

It marked the second time in nine days that Lock Haven and UMass played in Lock Haven, and both games needed extra time. Back on March 25, LHU topped the Minutewomen, 2-1 in double overtime.

After UMass went ahead on a Josephine Ang goal early in the game, Lock Haven tied it five minutes later when Amy Stevens scored off a Tia Judy assist. Martina Spengenberg then scored the game-winner in double overtime.

The Lycoming College softball team fell to Messiah College, 1-0 and 5-1, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Junior Morgan Klosko went 2 for 3 in the second game to lead the Warriors (5-5 overall), but Messiah (6-6 overall) scored the game’s last five runs in a 5-1 win.

The Warriors took the lead in the top of the first inning, as freshman Kylie Russell, a Jersey Shore grad, led off with a single and score on a two-out double to deep center field by sophomore Morgan Wetzel, a Central Mountain grad.

Messiah took the lead with two runs in the third before scoring a single run in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Competing at the 38th annual Millersville Metrics, the Lock Haven University men’s outdoor track and field team turned in a solid effort. Leading the way was John Davern, who won the steeplechase. Davern led a 1-2 Haven finish in the event. Davern recorded a time of 10:00.24 and Kohen Stover was second with a time of 10:34.43, as the Bald Eagle duo pushed the effort at the front.

Ryan Miller had another strong outing. He was second in both the 200 and the 400 races with times of 23.02 and 51.19, respectively. Jacob Reeder, a Montoursville grad, added a third-place finish in the 200 (23.23).

Distance-star Laurel Moyer, a Central Mountain grad, and sprint-standout Riyana Owens posted victories, and thrower Megan Manglaviti performed well, as the trio led the way for the Lock Haven University women’s outdoor track and field team at the 38th annual Millersville Metrics.

Moyer won the 1,500 (4:49.02) and Owens won the 100 (12.76). Owens was also fourth in the 200 (26.84).

Manglaviti was second in the javelin throw as she pushed toward her personal best with a throw of 120 feet even. She was also fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 134-6.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Lock Haven 19, Slippery Rock 12

Slippery Rock 7 5 — 12

Lock Haven 11 8 — 19

SRU goals: Molly Buettner 5, Charleigh Rondeau 3, Emily Benham 2, Camryn Whipple 1, Brooke Wisniewski 1. LHU goals: Braxtin Reddinger 7, Caitlin Morrow 4, Karli Gilbert 2, Krysta Reading 2, Josey Shaffer 1, Zoe Waddell 1, Casey Hibbard 1, Addy Borkowski 1.

WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY

Lock Haven 2, No. 20 Massachusetts 1

Massachusetts 1 0 0 0 0 0 – 1

Lock Haven 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2

M-Josephine Ang (Amelie Green), 3:12. LHU-Amy Stevens (Tia Judy), 8:11. LHU=Martina Spengenberg, 73:55.

Shots: UMass 19, LHU 5. Penalty corners; UMass 17, LHU 3. Saves: UMass 0, LHU 9.

Records: UMass (4-2, 0-1 A-10), LHU (2-0, 2-0 A-10).

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Messiah 1, Lycoming 0

(GAME ONE)

Lycoming 000 000 0 – 0 2 0

Messiah 001 000 x – 1 6 1

W: M. Walter (3-2). L: Angie King (0-4).

Top Lycoming hitters: Morgan Wetzel 1-3; Kaleigh Kinley 1-2. Top Messiah hitters: P. Eakes 2-3.

Messiah 5, Lycoming 1

(GAME TWO)

Lycoming 100 000 0 – 1 6 2

Messiah 002 012 x – 5 6 1

W: B. Baker (3-2). L: Payton Whary (3-1).

Top Lycoming hitters: Morgan Klosko 2-3; Morgan Wetzel 2B; Kylie Segraves, 2B. Top Messiah hitters: P. Eakes 2-3, 2 RBIs, run.

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